BDR Articles

  1. Managed Services, Backup And Disaster Recovery, And Networking News
    5/4/2016

    IT professionals can now protect their virtual environments through socket-based pricing for StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX. The new licensing model allows IT administrators to purchase licenses based on the number of CPU sockets on the host, both VMware and Microsoft, and protect an unlimited number of virtual machines per licensed socket.

  2. From ASCII Milwaukee: Continuity Is Key To Selling Backup
    4/28/2016

    Datto Vice President of Business Development Rob Rae said to forget about acts of God and focus on continuity if you want channel success during his presentation at the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee, WI. “Backup means fires, floods, tornados, and hurricanes,” Rae said. “Most people think acts of God won’t happen to them, so stop selling backup and start selling continuity.”

  3. Managed Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery, Video Surveillance, And Networking News
    3/28/2016

    Ingram Micro and Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Tianjin Tianhai will acquire Ingram Micro for $38.90 per share in an all-cash transaction with an equity value of approximately $6 billion. Upon close of the merger, Ingram Micro will become a part of HNA Group, a Hainan-based Fortune Global 500 enterprise group focused on aviation, tourism, and logistics. In 2015, HNA Group had revenue of $29 billion and nearly 180,000 employees worldwide.

  4. Top Quotes From The Recurring Revenue Conference 2016
    2/29/2016

    An added bonus to my trip last week to Santa Ana for BSM’s ISV IQ Live! Conference was driving north to Los Angeles to attend the Recurring Revenue Conference 2016. The Feb. 23 event attracted nearly 200 entrepreneurs and investors from Southern California to the gorgeous Skirball Cultural Center just outside LA.

  5. Managed Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery, Video Surveillance, And Networking News
    2/11/2016

    It used to be that Macs were only in schools or used at home. Today, Macs have entered the workplace and need to be managed and monitored just like PCs. With that need in mind, LOGICnow has announced the introduction of remote management capability for the Mac platform and that it has acquired Mac-MSP, a provider of Apple Mac-centric SaaS tools for MSPs. These two developments will enable MSPs using the LOGICnow platform to deliver support for both Macs and PCs, helping them to differentiate their services and support clients more effectively.

  6. Survey Finds Shift In Trust Toward Cloud Adoption And Security
    1/22/2016

    Confidence in the cloud is rising, according to the report The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril, from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Skyhigh Networks.

  7. Solutions Providers: Consider What You Learned From The Past When You Set Your Course For 2016
    1/20/2016

    Looking back at 2015, there were a lot of changes — and challenges — in the IT channel. Consider the advice from these leaders at IT channel companies who offer advice on how to approach 2016, keeping in mind lessons learned last year in areas including channel consolidation, cybersecurity, and storage and data.

  8. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From December 2015
    1/12/2016

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, StorageCraft unveils ShadowControl v3.5, Ingram Micro expands its distribution agreement with Acronis, and PlanetOne launches the Cloud 411 Partner Program. In other news, Carbonite has entered into an agreement to acquire Evault from Seagate Technology, VaultLogix releases a long-term archive storage product, SYNNEX will distribute Atlantis Computing storage solutions, and CompTIA reports Big Data initiatives are delivering positive results for businesses.

  9. CompTIA Report: Big Data Can Mean Big Opportunity For The IT Channel
    1/5/2016

    Businesses of all types and sizes are gathering and using large amounts of digital data, whether for making decisions about efficiency, understanding consumers, or making predictions for their businesses. IT solutions providers that understand the drivers behind this trend and can deliver and support Big Data solutions stand to capitalize on it.

  10. How Does Your Marketing Spend Compare With Other IT Providers?
    12/31/2015

    One area in which most solutions providers fall short with their business is with marketing. Some admit they are bad at marketing. Some convince themselves word of mouth is all they need. Others believe no marketing works after a few half-hearted attempts fell short of expectations. In preparing for an upcoming special report on marketing and solutions providers, I ran a survey to collect some data from solutions providers. The results were pretty eye-opening.